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Australia news live: Scott Morrison says Howard Springs Covid quarantine facility to be expanded

The coming end of the eviction moratorium in NSW is sparking concerns that low-income renters could be forced into homelessness. AAP has the story: The looming end of the NSW government’s Covid-19 eviction moratorium could force low-income renters into homelessness if they are not offered more financial support, a group of 40 organisations has warned. […]

Italy blocks export of 250,000 AstraZeneca vaccine doses to Australia

Italy has blocked the export of 250,000 doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine to Australia in an escalation of a row with the Anglo-Swedish company. In the first such intervention under the EU’s controversial export authorisation scheme, the Italian government ordered that the doses remain in the bloc with the backing of the European commission. The […]

Australia news live: accused cabinet minister set to address rape allegation; international borders closed until June

5.18pm EST 17:18 Here’s a bit more on Australia’s top military officer coming under fire for suggesting first-year cadets should avoid being alone and attractive to ward off sexual predators, via the AAP. The Canberra Times reports that Defence chief Angus Campbell told trainee officers to avoid the “four As” – alcohol, out after midnight, […]

Australia news live: NSW police won’t proceed with investigation into rape allegation against cabinet minister

In November 2019, a woman then aged 48, attended an Adelaide (South Australia) police station seeking advice about reporting historical sexual offences, which allegedly occurred in 1988 in Sydney (New South Wales). “The matter was then referred to the NSW Police Force and an investigation by the Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad commenced under […]

Australia news live: Morrison says cabinet minister has ‘vigorously denied’ rape allegations – follow live

We know that the are 1.3 million people within the aged care system in Australia. Home support, home care, residential aged care. And this monumental report, eight volumes, 148 recommendations, monumental in scope, two years in construction, over 10,000 submissions, 640 witnesses, sets out some fundamental choices. And, yes, there are some alternative approaches that […]

Coronavirus live news: US approves Johnson & Johnson vaccine; first AstraZeneca jabs arrive in Sydney

Thailand kicked off its Covid inoculation campaign on Sunday, with cabinet ministers, health officials and medical professionals among the first in the queue to receive vaccinations, Reuters reports. The first doses of vaccine, developed by China’s Sinovac Biotech, were given to Deputy Prime Minister Anutin Charnvirakul, who is also the health minister, among others at […]

Australia politics live: 85% of Australians likely to get vaccinated; house parties are back in NSW

4.03pm EST 16:03 Elias Visontay The aged care royal commissioners, Tony Pagone and Lynelle Briggs, will present their final report into the sector to governor general David Hurley today. However, the Morrison government does not plan to immediately table it in parliament, meaning the report and its recommendations – which have been formulated following testimonies […]

Australia politics live: AFP warns Scott Morrison about delays in reporting alleged criminal conduct

A mistake was made, a human error, and a serious error, and, of course, we need to learn from these mistakes if they occur. This error should not have happened and we apologise to the residents and their families and the carers at the facility for the distress that this has caused. I’m advised that […]

Australia news live: Linda Reynolds taken to hospital; Kelly’s exit from Libs prompts Nats leadership talk

Defence minister admitted as precautionary measure on advice of her cardiologist. Follow all the latest news and updates, live NSW loosens some Covid restrictions Follow the global coronavirus live blog 2.05am GMT It’s understood the government and Naval Group are currently discussing alternative arrangements for a meeting (the defence minister, Linda Reynolds, had been originally […]

Australia news live: Craig Kelly quits Liberal party to join crossbench; Albanese gets Covid vaccine

This isn’t a raise in the jobseeker rate – it’s a half-arsed PR exercise that will entrench poverty and disadvantage for more than 1.2 million Australians who depend on jobseeker to survive. The Morrison government has thrown people on jobseeker some crumbs and called it a raise. What it really is is an insult. Instead […]